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River Mill Park in Occoquan: A Scenic, Open-Air Option for Weddings

River Mill Park, Occoquan

By Erin Pittman

Sponsored by Town of Occoquan

Every couple looks for that perfect venue for their ceremony and reception — one that provides beautiful backdrops and memorable photos. And nowadays, many couples are searching for beauty paired with fresh air and enough room for safe social distancing. River Mill Park in Occoquan fits all of those criteria.

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River Mill Park in Occoquan is a gorgeous 1.1-acre riverfront park on the west end of Occoquan.

Reservations include reserved access to the LOVEwork sign and landscaped terrace, event pavilion, private event signage and crowd-containment stanchions. Couples will also have access to a stunning river view, power hookup for portable Wi-Fi and sound systems, the historic footbridge and waterwall, hand-cut stone walls, brick pathways and restrooms.

Seat up to 100 guests, comfortably and safely outdoors. Exchange vows on the LOVE terrace or opt for the modern pavilion overlooking the beautiful Occoquan River and historic town.

In preparation for your event, the Town of Occoquan will mow the grass and treat for insects, remove trash, perform landscape maintenance, clean and stock the restrooms, and set up stanchions and signage.

As the park is public, the town cannot restrict access to the community, but they do use signage and cordon off space to establish event boundaries. Couples are responsible for acquiring the needed permits.

“Your dream wedding can come true!” said Events Director Julie Little. “River Mill Park is the perfect spot for your special day. Not only can you seat (up to) 100 guests comfortably, you can enjoy a gorgeous overlook of the stunning Occoquan River, picturesque footbridge and our walkable, historic town. Plus, afternoon ceremonies enjoy golden sunsets — excellent for wedding photography.”

Occoquan Merchants

In addition to the beautiful setting, the Town of Occoquan offers even more to couples in preparation for their wedding day. Many local merchants specialize in services to make wedding days perfect. From dresses, hair, nails and makeup, invitations, fine dining, photographers and hospitality, Occoquan has you covered.

“We are full-spectrum wedding specialists! Occoquan offers stunning venues — like River Mill Park and Mamie Davis Park — plus, we have award-winning merchants who can’t wait to bring your special day to life,” said Little. “By choosing to book an Occoquan wedding, couples can enjoy one-stop-shopping in our beautiful open-air, historic town. From the planning phase, to the bridal shower, to the rehearsal dinner, to the ceremony — let us make your dream wedding come true!”

The New Micro-wedding

Many couples have had to cancel their original plans or are searching for a smaller, outdoor setting due to the pandemic. River Mill Park is a great option for weddings in the age of COVID-19. With room to roam, fresh open air and a view that’s no sacrifice, couples and guests won’t be disappointed.

Review the special event application instructions and policy for all the information you need, and submit a special event application to begin the process of securing your date. Check out the wedding brochure for all the details.

For additional information and questions, contact Events Director Julie Little at


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